Mobil FE 5W30

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MikeT
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Mobil FE 5W30

Post by MikeT »

ASDA selling 5L for just £10.
Mobil FE 5W30 Semi-synthetic.

Full spec here http://www.mobil.com/Australia-English/ ... _5W-30.asp

Says it made for new Ford vehicles - whatever difference that makes - and is ok for petrol or diesel though doesn't state turbo's?
lexi
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Post by lexi »

Handy engine oil......especially for winter use in fast petrol engines.

Supermarkets are now the place for oil bargains. My wife is on the lookout for me.

I told Millers Oils the other day that my wife can get cheaper oil in supermarket :shock: ........and top brands.
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Post by XantiaMan »

It meets the Ford spec, in fact i bought this for my Transit when it was on offer last. I wouldnt use a 5w 30 in any pre-2000 Citroen though, its too thin and the engine was not designed for it.
Sid_the_Squid
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Post by Sid_the_Squid »

I'd have though a 30 weight oil to thin for this country's climate. Unless specifically recommended by manufacturer.

All modern oils seem to say their good for both diesel & petrol, however the oil specifically designed for diesels have a higher detergent content to deal with the combustion by products of diesel.
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Post by lexi »

Was using 10 /30 in old Hondas for years. If you can use a 10/40 in summer I don't see why a 5/30 could not be used in the winter we had last year.......not in old diesel engines mind.
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Post by jgra1 »

would it be ok in the v6? .... mine needs an oil change....
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Post by Toby_HDi »

jgra1 wrote:would it be ok in the v6? .... mine needs an oil change....
I'm sticking it in mine, though only for a couple of thousand miles. Basically just to flush it. After that I'm treating it to some Total Quartz 9000 5w-40 Fully Synth.